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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. o-do-VAY-kər(English)
o-do-VAHK-ər(English)

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Audovacar meaning "wealthy and vigilant", derived from the elements aud "wealth" and wacar "vigilant". Odovacar, also called Odoacer, was a 5th-century Gothic leader who overthrew the last Western Roman emperor and became the first barbarian king of Italy.